Final construction cleaning in Denver is growing in popularity as more and more businesses remodel or build out their space in order to meet increased demands and higher rents. Staying in place is one of the most effective ways to manage costs, but the remodel can be very disruptive to business. It’s important then, to have a completely move-in ready space to get a business running at full speed as soon as possible, and this is accomplished in part with a final construction cleaning.
What is a Final Construction Cleaning?
Unlike typical janitorial services in Denver who focus on weekly cleaning services to maintain ongoing cleanliness, a final construction cleaning is designed to remove all construction type materials from a specific area. It is a short term, even a one-time cleaning service that is specialized for post-construction needs.
There are several different tasks a janitorial service provides that are different than what you can expect from a final construction cleaning. This checklist should help make it more clear.
Janitorial Services Checklist
- Empty all trash cans and recycling bins
- Wipe all glass surfaces
- Wipe all flat surfaces to clean and dust
- Refill supplies such as paper towels, toilet paper, soaps, etc.
- Maintain inventory of cleaning supplies
- Clean and sanitize restrooms including toilets, urinals, sinks, counters, faucets, walls and floors
- Clean breakrooms/kitchen areas
- Floor care such as sweeping, mopping and vacuuming
Final Construction Cleaning Checklist
More detailed towards windows, corners, surfaces with heavy dust and debris, and with a stronger focus on eliminating safety concerns created by construction work, final construction cleaning can include:
- Dusting of all surfaces
- Interior and exterior power washing and/or cleaning of all window, frames, and tracks
- Cleaning walls of scuff marks, smudges, dirt and grime
- Wet or dry dusting of ceiling fixtures, lights, heater vents and fans
- Floor care including extra attention to dust and debris in corners and edges
- Trim cleaning including baseboards
- Framing cleaning up around doors, windows and walkways.
- Tile and hardwood floor care
- Trash and debris removal, including proper disposal
- Removal of all plastic covering and stickers from windows, furniture and more
- Detailed review of the space for any remaining construction debris
- Safety issues addressed, such as leaks, exposed construction, loose wires, etc.
While a short term project, final construction cleaning can take hours or days depending on what is needs and the size of the property.
Why is a Final Construction Cleaning important?
- It is not something your average cleaning crew does
As shown in the checklists above, a final construction clean goes far beyond the reach of regular maintenance cleaning.
- It ensures safety
Failure to remove construction debris from both inside and outside the property can result in damages such as punctured tires from nails left in a parking lot, to lung concerns from excess construction dust indoors.
- It delivers professional results
The contractors on your remodel are responsible for a level of cleanliness but don’t typically clean the space beyond clearing it. Paint spatter or stickers on windows are very common after a remodel and final construction cleaning crews are looking for those types of things when they do their clean.
- It makes the space move-in ready
Before employees, or customers, come into your new space, it needs to have the appearance of being complete, and should not detract from work being done. Post construction cleaning makes sure all the dust and debris is gone so work can pick right back up and be better than ever before.
- The right skills
Paint, adhesives, thick dust, caulk and other construction supplies can easily be left on surfaces, including floors, and require the right products and techniques to be cleaned without damage. Those trained in specific post-construction cleaning methods have the right skills for the job.
- Nothing overlooked
Cleaning crews who specialize in construction cleaning know the top culprits and where to find them. Exterior space needs to be cleaned as much as interior to ensure safety, so power washing garages, parking lots and exterior walls with a keen eye is important.
- Cleaning through the project
Final construction cleaning can be expanded to include rough cleaning and/or phase cleaning as well. Rough cleaning is typically done before carpet or flooring is installed to prepare the subfloor, and/or after electrical or plumbing is installed to clean up any debris before walls are closed.
Phase cleaning is a process of regularly planned cleaning during the construction project to minimize the dirt, debris and dust while work is being done.
One Denver janitorial company who offers a final construction cleaning service is AAA Building Maintenance. They use the right materials and equipment specifically designed for your cleanup, and will do the “dirty work” that ensures a safe, attractive property. Their highly-trained employees understand how construction cleaning is different than janitorial services and use the right methods for the specialized task at hand. Whether temporary construction cleaning, ongoing commercial cleaning services, or maintenance support, we are here to help businesses obtain and maintain a level of cleanliness they desire. Call us today to schedule your free building audit and quote for your specific needs at 303-716-2802.